ACLS Highlights Books Published by Board Members in 2023
ACLS is pleased to share the latest books published by the ACLS Board of Directors, representing a wide range of timely topics and humanistic fields of study.
- In Athena Unbound: Why and How Scholarly Knowledge Should Be Free for All (MIT Press), Peter Baldwin examines the open access movement: past history, current conflicts, and future possibilities.
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific American History, Art, and Culture in 101 Objects (Smithsonian Books) by Theodore S. Gonzalves serves as an introduction to the history of Asian Pacific American communities through 101 objects, from a fortune cookie baking mold to the debut Ms. Marvel comic featuring Kamala Khan.
- In Seeing Others: How Recognition Works—and How It Can Heal a Divided World (Simon & Schuster/One Signal), Michèle Lamont explores the power of recognition—rendering others as visible and valued—by drawing on nearly forty years of research and new interviews
- Suzanne Preston Blier takes up 150,000 years of Africa’s history as framed through the legacy of its rich visual culture in The History of African Art (Thames and Hudson).
- The Streets of Newtowne: A Story of Cambridge, MA (Imagine and Wonder) by Suzanne Preston Blier highlights the contributions to the city’s rich history made by its Indigenous, African, and immigrant communities.